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June 19th 2023- Congratulations to our whole school community on helping St. Colman’s achieve our 3rd Green Flag Award👏👏

Eco School of the Year Awards- June 19th 2023. We are so proud to announce that St. Colman’s have been awarded “Eco School of the Year” 2023. A massive thank you to our school community for all of your support this year.👏👏

Biodiversity Project🌿🐝🐛🪰🐞🐌 We are working with LCCC to help improve and encourage greater biodiversity in our outdoor classroom.

Eco Council Trip- Visiting Parliament Buildings Stormont .

A big thank you to the Toal family for donating a beautiful apple tree for our Outdoor Classroom. Many thanks to Chris and our Eco- Council for helping to plant our new apple trees.🌳🍎🍏♻️

Thank you to our Eco - Flag assessors- Sinead, Peter, Aoife and Gareth on visiting our school and Eco - Council today. We really enjoyed telling you all about our fabulous Eco -Council assignments.

Sunflower Challenge. Thank you to Rosa and Lucy MCGoran for donating Sunflower Seeds to our Outdoor Classroom. We cannot wait to see how tall they will grow🌻🌻

Eco Council News. ♻️

Thank you to Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council for donating gardening equipment to use in our outdoor classroom. 🌳🌻🌿

Thank you to Tracey from LCCC for helping to repair our school pond. We have noticed that there are so many frogs visiting our pond. 🐸

Puncture Repair Workshop. 🚴 Thank- you Iain ,our Sustrans Officer, for all of your help today.🚴

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Active Travel Information

Big walk and Wheel. We have really enjoyed our active travel week in school. Our Eco council have been recording the data on our active travel journeys and we have noticed a big improvement in the number of families walking, scooting and cycling to school. 🚶‍♂️🧑‍🦽🚴♻️

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Active Travel at St. Colman’s🚶‍♂️🧑‍🦽🚴

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Active Travel Week🚶‍♂️🚴🧑‍🦽

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Primary 7 pupils are participating in the Big Walk today. They are walking to The Racquets Club to take part in a Basketball Blitz. Good luck to everyone and enjoy your walk.🚶‍♂️🏀

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Sustrans Big walk and Wheel event🚴🚶‍♂️🧑‍🦽 More information from our School Eco Council coming soon.

Eco Council 2022-2023.

Ditch the Darkness Day- Our council are helping to raise awareness of safe travel to school during these dark November days.

♻️♻️Eco News♻️♻️ Padraig, Daisy and Amelia would like everyone to please try to collect any old bottle or container lids for our school. We want to re- use these lids in our classes. Thank you 😁😁

Bell's Lane Allotments. 🌻🌷🌸Look at how much our plants have grown since March at the allotments. Well done to all of our Eco Council helpers. 🌲🌳🌼

The Eco Council enjoyed planting bulbs and gardening with Conservation Volunteers at Bells Lane allotments.

Our Eco Council helped to collect the Cash for Clobber bags. We raised £120 for our school!

Flying the Flag

Eugene's Ascent

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Eco Warriors

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Congratulations St. Colman's! WE DID IT! St Colman's have officially been awarded our Eco Flag from Eco Schools NI. We couldn't be happier and would like to thank all our amazing Eco Council members. Well done everyone!

This week our Eco- Council helped out with the Gardening Club!

Today we had a school council meeting to revisit our food waste policies. The children discussed their different roles and jobs for break and lunch time to help monitor and reduce the amount of food waste within our school (04/04/19)

Our P7’s were very lucky to have a visit from Electro Funk Junk today (03/04/19). The children had the opportunity to interact with recycled materials to create musical instruments.

Electro Funk Junk

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In this video you can see our P7’s and Electro Funk Junk putting on a musical performance using recycled materials for the rest of their class and school council members.

Plastic Waste in Schools Competition

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Our school has entered a competition to help produce innovative ideas to eliminate single use plastics within our school. St Colman's will be submitting a rap video that Mr Crouch’s class created to highlight the dangers of plastic pollution. We hope you enjoy!

Northern Ireland Water


We are very happy to announce that our school council have been working with Northern Ireland    Water to help reduce the amount of single use plastic bottles that are used in our school.


NI Water have very kindly donated a “Free Refill, Clean The Sea” water bottle for every child that attends St Colman's Primary School. The water bottles will be given out when they arrive at our school.


We would like to give you a closer look at our outdoor classroom. We love using our outdoor classroom and polytunnel to extend our learning experience.

Our school council members are fantastic at emptying our plastic bottle bins! These bottles are then recycled to help decorate our school grounds.

St Colman's have had yet another successful year working with Cash For Clobber. We helped raise £200 for our school. The school council want to say a massive thank you to all who donated their old and unwanted clothes.

Our Eco-board

School Council members discussing the “Free Refill, Clean The Sea” water bottles with Northern Ireland Water Education Officer Pat.

Today our school council members had a visit from the Waste Education Vehicle to help us learn even more about recycling. We made our own badges using recycled materials.